Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
was very interesting to hear hillary clinton there put mali, algeria and al qaeda quickly in that same paragraph. linking those concepts. because the state department has been concerned as she has been in shing algeria to take a more active role in trying to control al qaeda. because they have been building out what is feared to be a command and control center. within northern mali. that is to say there are weapons coming from libya, through algeria, down into mali and there is a worry that this could become another afghanistan. >> rose: and for analysis of algeria and mali we turn to max boot, jennifer cook, and peter pham. >> the ramification of what happened in algeria and the strikegain the gas installation there and the hostages being taken there really opens this up and internationalizes it with a number of year mean citizens taking u.s. citizens and japanese as well. so the events of this last week, the french incursion, the islamists move south and the taking of the gas installation in algeria really puts a whole dramatic new spin on this and adds momentum to the whole problem.
Jan 18, 2013 12:00am PST
of state hillary clinton addressed the situation earlier today in a joint press conference she had with the president of somalia. sheikh mohammed. >> now let me say the situation is very fluid. it's in a remote area of al geria near the libyan border. the security of our americans who are held hostage is our highest priority but of course we care deeply about the other algerian and foreign hostages as well. and because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i can to the give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground. but i can say that more broadly what we are seeing in mali n algeria reflects the broader strategic challenge, first and foremost for the countries in north africa, and for the united states and the broader international community. >> rose: joining me from washington margaret brennan state department correspondent for cbs news. welcome. >> good to see you, charlie. >> tell me more about the attitude at the state department about alger ya, the link with mali and what might be coming. >> i think it was
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
to the inauguration. they came to celebrate and see history. they included former presidents clinton and carter but not president george w. bush and george h.w. bush his father because of the latter's illness. supreme court justices were there as well as the parting cabinet members. the president took the oath of office for the second time having done it on sunday there a private ceremony then the inaugural address in which the president laid out his vision and his tae general da. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together! (applause) for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. (cheers and applause) we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle-class. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women-- sung